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Highly Regulated Case Study

Oyster Yachts

Challenge

Oyster Yachts is an international market-leader in world-class cruising yachts. When developing the hull and deck for its latest high-performance model, the company required the expertise of a reliable partner who could deliver to the highest standards.

Solution

The process for creating the master pattern and manufacturing the mould was entrusted entirely to FRP, and we were able to accelerate the process using rapid manufacturing techniques.

Result

The completed 1:1 scale, 28m-long master pattern was delivered in six weeks, with gloss paint finishing and sign-off in four weeks, and full production GRP mould manufacture in eight weeks.

“When it came to the hull and deck for the new 885, we chose FRP as our trusted partner for managing the master pattern (‘plug’) and mould manufacture on this critical new boat. The FRP team delivered sketch models, plug and moulds to our existing specifications by leveraging the latest proven rapid manufacturing technologies. In fact, the whole process worked so well that we chose to repeat it for the recent 825 project, which included the most complex deck moulding we had ever designed, incorporating all the deck furniture in the main moulding and hence saving us thousands of pounds downstream.”

Andrew Martin, New Product Development Manager – Oyster Yachts Ltd

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